Joe Biden Marks Anniversary of El Paso Shooting with Gun Control Push

US President Joe Biden speaks at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 3, 2021, during a meeting with Latino community leaders to discuss his economic agenda, immigration reform, and the need the need to protect the right to vote. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM …

President Joe Biden marked the 2nd anniversary of the August 3, 2019, El Paso Walmart shooting by pushing more gun control.

On August 30, 2019, Breitbart News noted that the El Paso attacker used an AK-variant rifle he acquired legally. The Texas Tribune reported the Romanian-made rifle was shipped to a gun store outside the Dallas-area, where the attacker underwent a background check before taking possession of the firearm.

Despite the attacker’s compliance with gun control, Biden used an August 3, 2021, El Paso Times’ op-ed to focus on banning “assault weapons” and adding restrictions for “ghost guns.”

Biden described an “assault weapons” ban as some “we know will make a difference.”

A guest listens as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Latino community leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House August 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden met with the group to commemorate the 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas and to discuss his economic agenda, immigration reform, and voting rights. (Win McNamee/Getty)

He did not mention that California has had an “assault weapons” ban since the 1990s, yet shooting victims in South Los Angeles surged 742 percent during the first 16 days of 2021.

Biden also omitted the fact that New York has an “assault weapons” ban, yet. as of July 27, 2021, shooting incidents in the Bronx were up 56 percent compared to 2020. (Shootings in Manhattan North were up 39 percent over where they were in 2020 as well.)

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at



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